The ‘Pupil Premium’ is a Government grant given to all schools and academies for those students who:
• are currently eligible for free school meals
• have been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years
• ‘looked after children’, or those who have been a ‘looked after child’
• have a parent serving in the armed forces

The purpose of the grant is to provide additional support to eligible students in order to reduce inequalities and narrow the gap in attainment between those students and their peers. Schools themselves can determine how they spend the funding, which best meets the needs of their students. Our vision goes beyond just narrowing this gap and we are determined to ensure that all students, irrelevant of background or prior attainment, have the qualifications and attributes necessary to succeed and reach their full potential. Our mission statement; Aim High, Work Hard, Be Kind, underpins the ethos for all students at Marriotts.

Use of the ‘Pupil Premium’:

Overview of Expenditure:
Marriotts received £299,230.00 Pupil Premium Funding in 2015/16.
• £289,230 used to support Core Activities
• £10,000, used to support Discretionary Activities
Key Core Activities:
• Continued contribution to key staff positions to raise the focus of Pupil Premium achievement in Key Stage 3, and address low levels of literacy and numeracy in disadvantaged students.
• Quality first teaching:
• Continued increase the number of classes in English and mathematics to reduce class sizes for low achieving students (disproportionately high number of disadvantaged students in these classes), including creating a Year 11 English and mathematics class with a maximum of 12 students.
• Increase the number of classes in Science and Humanities and support small group withdrawal; in particular Year 10 (42% PP with KS2 APS significantly lower than national)
• Personalised Curriculum allowing students a mixture of Academic and Vocational courses; BTEC Horticulture and EYS.
• Improve the reading ages of low-level students – disproportionately high number of disadvantaged students, literacy focus across the school.
• Improve the attendance of disadvantaged students who are PA.
• Targeted intervention for improvements in Mathematics.